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Tana river Canoe Expeditions

  • Day 1 : Safari to Hola.
  • By luck some kinds of wildlife can be seen along the road. Seasonal fruits, such as mango, papaya and banana, are available throughout the duration of the tour. After reaching Hola visiting the TARIKIH Project "Laza Primary School" Then having Pokomo Traditional Dance. Transport to the campsite, which is then arranged on the river bank, followed by a welcome reception and the provision of introductory. Relaxing and after dinner Pokomo Traditional Dance around the bonfire. Overnight at the campsite.
  • Day 2 : Ready for Boarding
  • After breakfast loading and boarding the so-called "canoes", we comfortably drift off down the brown river. Crocodiles scramble left and right from the banks into the water. We stop whenever animals are spotted and at particularly beautiful and interesting sites to observe in peace and quiet. There is also the opportunity to film and photograph. We carefully navigate large groups of hippos and by afternoon we reach our next camp. Here we can make an extended hike through the forest to observe the rare Red Colobus and other primates or you relax.
  • Day 3 : High Adrenalin inclusive
  • The canoe expedition sets off on the river, where we meet more hippos and crocodiles. Stops are made to film and photograph at places of interest. Breaks are taken when required or necessary. In the late afternoon, we make our way directly up the riverbank to our next camp. We then spend a pleasant evening sitting around the campfire. Today there is also the opportunity to make a safari through the forest on foot, in order to observe more than the primates alone.
  • Day 4 : Original African Market
  • Anyone interested in a visit to a nearby village can find shopping opportunities on an original African market. An early excursion into primate territory and the nearby oxbow is possible. Everything is prepared for our departure at a leisurely African pace. In the afternoon we reach back to the hotels in Malindi.


The county borders Garissa to the North, Isiolo to the Northwest, Lamu to the Northeast, Kilifi to the Southeast, Taita Taveta to the South, and Kitui to the West Area (Km ²): 38, 436.9 Km²


Tana River is situated in a semi-arid area with annual relief rainfall varying between 400mm and 750mm with a mean annual temperature ranging between 30°C and 33°C.


240, 075 (Male 47 %, Female 53%)

County Capital

Hola Town


Indigenous Forests, Wildlife, Land, Water from River Tana.

Tourist Attractions

Tana River Primate National Game Reserve and Kora National Park

Number of Institutions (2007):
Primary (136), Secondary (10)
Primary: Enrolment (40, 832)
Secondary: Enrolment (2, 640)

Health Facilities

District Hospitals (2), Dispensaries (47), Health Centres (5), Medical Clinics (4)

Doctor to Population Ratio

1: 95,500

Notable Hospitals

Hola District Hospital and Ngao District Hospital